Otis Spunkmeyer owner Aryzta pledged to continue to invest in selling branded snacks through North American stores

Aryzta FY results, outlook for 2017 - 6 takeaways

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery products supplier, this week reported a drop in annual profits, although it managed to eke out some gro...

Sales of Yoplait Greek 100 have come under pressure

General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins

General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly i...

Bernard Matthews would benefit from 'fresh start', administrators said

What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

Work canteen 'great place' to emphasise healthy-eating and sustainability programmes, Forum for the Future says

The benefits of engaging staff in sustainability

Initiatives aimed at involving employees in sustainability aims are now commonplace in progressive food companies, and for good reason. Ben...

Mondelez sent staff to Ghana to look at cocoa farming

How food companies involve staff in sustainability

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainab...

Could Danone's move to pull Dumex in Vietnam be the start of a domino affect

Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam 

It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet cl...

Manufacturers navigating challenging Russian ice cream market 14 Sep 16

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.

Why Theresa May's Brexit comments give manufacturers reason for optimism 8 Sep 16

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have been buoyed by a question at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday (7 Sept) - and Theresa May’s response.

Thought Leaders

China lifts 17-year ban on Italian pork imports

John Shepherd | 29 Sep 16 Italy says lifting of ban is 'decisive step forward' in exports drive strategy

Italy has welcomed the lifting of a ban by China on imports of fresh pork from northern Italy that was imposed in 1999 over fears of swine vesicular disease.

Refocused ConAgra Foods posts rise in Q1 profits

Katy Askew | 29 Sep 16 ConAgra Foods says spin-off of Lamb Weston on-track

ConAgra Foods booked an increase in first-quarter profit today (29 September) as the group prepares to spin-off its Lamb Weston potato business. 

PepsiCo nudges up full-year earnings outlook 

Katy Askew | 29 Sep 16 PepsiCo CEO says FY earnings expected to rise 10%

PepsiCo has slightly increased its earnings guidance, after reporting higher profits for the first nine months of its financial year. 

Recent News - (Updated: 3:51pm 29 Sep 2016)

Ausnutria, Westland Milk Products sign formula JV

Hormel names James Splinter VP corporate strategy

Dee’s Wholefoods enters Sweden 

Produce Investments touts "robust" performance

Tyson beefing up case-ready production

Mahindra Univeg takes minority stake in MeraKisan 

Almond group Blue Diamond increases capacity 

Brazil eyes Asian markets for food exports

What is Mondelez International's outlook for China? - the just-food interview, part two 26 Sep 16

Dean BestMaher says Mondelez 'quite bullish' about prospects in China

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.

Mondelez International aims for sweet success in China's chocolate market - the just-food interview, part one 22 Sep 16

Dean BestMaher: 'Everyone's going to benefit from our entry'

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.

How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil – interview  13 Sep 16

Ben CooperPepsiCo hails progress on Palm Oil sustainability agenda

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at ?PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.

Consumers are cooking for social media - and how brands can capitalise

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 28 Sep 16

We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture.

Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 27 Sep 16

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

Blue Bell Creameries involved in another safety scare

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 26 Sep 16

Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another recall amid concerns a product could contain a strain of the listeria bacteria.

How investors are calling for action on meat production

How investors are calling for action on meat production

There are growing calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews' latest owner

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews' latest owner

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the head of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, snaps up Europe's largest turkey producer in a pre-pack administration deal.

Fighting obesity in children

Fighting obesity in children

The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.

Australia's food companies announce FY results

Australia's food companies announce FY results

It's been reporting season in Australia, with listed companies from Murray Goulburn to Freedom Foods Group filing their annual figures.

Beef Cattle Production in the US - Industry Market Research

Beef Cattle Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Where's the beef: A shift to white meats will cut into growth, but demand will remain steady.. Read more

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Vegetable Farming in the US - Industry Market Research Report

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Ice Cream Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

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Premier Foods plc (PFD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global Chocolate Confectionery Overview: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks

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